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Mayor Fox thanks supporters

By Staff | May 5, 2010

In small town government, the purpose of the City Council is to work for the good of the community they serve. Recently, this concept was taken a step further as the council and other organizations worked for the good of Paden City in their fight to save the high school.

Mayor Bill Fox started Monday’s meeting off by giving thanks to those who supported Paden City in this effort. “I want to thank all the citizens of Paden City, the students, the Paden City Foundation, the Cornerstone group and especially Rodney McWilliams. And, I would also like to say thank you to the Board of Education for making the right decision for our community.”

During the meeting, Fox announced the plans for the observance of the National Day of Prayer set for May 6. Paden City’s events will take place at the large shelter in the park beginning at 6 p.m. “There’s going to be a lot of special music and four ministers from the community will be taking part in the program. So I’d like to encourage everyone to come down to the park,” Fox explained.

Fox designated May 14 and 15 as ‘Poppy Days’ in the City of Paden City according to an announcement made Monday evening.

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in 1919. By wearing the poppy, Americans everywhere pay tribute to the war dead and aid the living by assistance to Veterans and their families in time of need. The Poppy Program contributions are used solely for the program of Child Welfare and rehabilitation in the community and the state.

“I urge all citizens of our town to join with me in wearing this memorial flower, as together we remember the sacrifices of so many in defense of our freedom,” said Fox.

Because of the burning ban set in place by the governor, burning seasons throughout the state were cut short. For this reason, the Paden City Council voted Monday to extend burning season in Paden City through May 15.

In other matters, Mayor Fox appointed Robert Postlethwait and Richard Gallagher to vacancies on the Paden City Development Authority. According to Fox, the gentlemen volunteered for the positions.

Paden City Police Chief Mike Billiter released his report for the month of April. According to the statistics, the PCPD assisted one motorist; assisted other departments three times; provided three escorts; served one domestic violence petition; unlocked five vehicles; investigated four traffic accidents; and issued 37 citations.

Billiter reported that the officers patrolled a total of 3,542 miles in the month of April.

In Paden City Court, Russell Binegar, 41, of 722 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, forfeited bond for failure to obtain a West Virginia Operator’s. He was fined $107 for the violation.

The next Paden City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on June 7.